Welshpool Mid Wales Airport lies in the beautiful Severn valley and is on the edge of some of the most stunning open flying country anywhere in the UK.
Developed from the 1990s onwards, the airport is now a home for numerous business and light aircraft. It is also the base for the Mid Wales Air Ambulance. Here you can get lessons and gain a licence flying helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and microlights. You could also just come along and watch the comings and goings of a busy general aviation hub.
Vulcan to the sky
Welshpool Town Hall, Saturday 12th April at 7.30pm
Almost 30 years ago Martin Withers embarked on one of the most daring bombing runs in RAF history – a mission that signalled the start of the bloody Falklands War.
He and his crew flew 8,000 miles across the Atlantic, refuelling in mid-air, before dropping their weapons on a strategically vital runway, under heavy enemy fire.
The successful raid meant the Argentinians could not launch any air strikes of their own from the islands and demonstrated exactly what the British forces were capable of – breaking their spirit.
What made it even more incredible was that the mission was completed in an ageing Vulcan bomber first used in 1952. On top of that navigators used equipment similar to Captain Cooks on his voyage to Australia in 1770 and a school calculator to work out how much fuel was needed.
The Vulcan is an iconic aircraft which completed a display at the Welshpool Air Show last year and is expected to be there again this year.
Welshpool Air Show and Vulcan to the Sky present an evening when you can hear of the history and live some of the experiences presented by Squadron Leader Martin Withers.
The event is being held in Welshpool Town Hall on Saturday 12th April 2014 at 7.30pm.